Book Review: Permission To Speak Freely – By Anne Jackson

Posted: September 7, 2010 in Uncategorized

How many times have you wanted to ask a question in Church but were afraid to ask? 

In Anne Jackson’s newest book entitled “Permission to Speak Freely” Anne touches on some interesting points of Fear, Confession, and Grace by sharing her life story.

Anne opens herself up to not only God and herself, but to the rest of us who may or may not know her story.  Thank you, Anne, for sharing your story with us all.  Many of us have been down some very dark path’s in our own lives, but we are afraid to ask for Forgiveness or even give Forgiveness (it’s a two way street). 

Anne tells us of her journey of growing up as a Preacher’s Kid all the way to her young Adult life of today.  She tells us of the pain and suffering of the Church being stiff in her youth (Side Note Observation from me: Some Churches are still like that today) to her teen years where she was Sexually Abused by a Youth Pastor and in her early adult life of  becoming  addicted to Porn.  She continues this journey where she tells us how her  husband stuck by her side when she really needed him, and God too! 

Through all of this, Anne has come closer to God, shared her story with people of her journey, and even helped with missions like  Compassion and the Bike: Well Ride Tour.  

Anne has been a guest blogger/speaker at Catalyst and tours the country speaking to Churches and other groups.

If you ever felt like you could not open up and ask the Church some questions, or you just feel that God doesn’t care this book is for you!  Take a chance, get a copy, and I am sure you won’t regret reading it.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their <> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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